Similarities & Differences

Identifying Similarities and Differences

What does this look like in the classroom?

Students are comparing, classifying, creating metaphors, and analogies. They are using Thinking Maps, T-charts, Venn diagrams, cause and effect links, and using organizers.

Use Lucidchart for K-12 teachers and students to create Venn Diagrams.

Lucidchart is a collaborative and intuitive tool for creating flowcharts and mind maps.


  • As part of your Google Apps for education, it's free for teachers and students.
  • It is very simple to use and has a nice interface
  • It uses drag and drop technique to draw charts
  • It lets you upload your own images into your diagrams
  • It has an extensive library of templates and shapes
  • You can share your drawings and diagrams online
  • You can also embed them in your wiki , blog or website
  • You can invite others to collaborate with you in real time
LucidChart Full Tutorial 2014

Another Technology Tool to Use.....

Use Google Sheets to create a Comparison Matrix.

  • Reliable - You can easily manage your data without worrying about server issues, vanishing storage, scaling, or unnecessary bandwidth costs. Keep track of edits and restore earlier versions when needed with Google Spreadsheet’s Revision History. Without having to focus on maintenance, you can instead focus on creating great content.
  • Easy - A spreadsheet interface is simple to update. If you want to add a new item, just add a new row. Need to make an update to a single item? Edit the item in the spreadsheet, hit the sync button, and the changes will be reflected on your WordPress site.
  • Collaborative - With Google Spreadsheets you can have multiple editors of your data without having to grant admin access to your WordPress site. Share the URL of your spreadsheet or invite specific users to edit, contribute, manage, and upkeep your data.
  • Convenient - Access and update your spreadsheet from any device that supports Google Spreadsheets. This means you can manage your data using your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Publish all your changes at once by clicking the sync button.
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Google Spreadsheet Tutorial

Use PicCollage to Identify Similarities and Differences on the iPad.

Use PicCollage to create and label collages that group similar and different items and concepts.

PicCollage for kids is a free IOS app that lets you instantly arrange your photos into frames - or get creative with freeform collages, cutouts, filters, borders,
Pic Collage Tutorial